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## Hard Riddles For Children

Maybe What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs? A clock.

Or What goes up and doesnt come back down? Your age.

Were sure you think of the easy, simple riddles we all know and love. Well, with this collection of hard kid riddles, were sure to change the way you look at riddles for children.

We have collected a wide range of the most challenging riddles for kids from all around the internet. We have hard kid riddles in science and math for teachers wanting to test their students, long hard riddles for kids as well as the well-known what am I? riddles that everyone is familiar with.

These hard riddles for children are definitely sure to stretch those little brains, but a little challenge never hurt anyone, right? Enjoy solving the brain teasers below with your kids or students!

## Two Flies Are On The Porch

Hint:

## Ducks On Ducks

There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks.

There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks.

There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks.

How many ducks are there?

There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks.

There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks.

How many ducks are there?

Hint:

## Almost Blind Riddle

Without a bridle, or a saddle, across a thing I ride a-straddle. And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see.

What am I?

What am I?

Hint:

## Hidden Gems Riddle

Find the names of 10 gems or precious stones hidden in the following story. Each one spans at least two words.

Sir Gade rode toward a castle atop a zebra at a steady gallop, a long way from home. He arrived at the gate and the keeper knelt in shame. Thy steed must be tired. Sir Gade replied, I am on direct orders from the King. Let me through. A cougar, nettled by the noise, emerged from a shrub. You must save me! cried the gate man. Sir Gade, eyes filled with rancor, alighted and gazed toward the sky. An item fell from his cloak as drove his sword into the cougars spine. Let me pass! cried Sir Gade. The gate keeper, stunned from his saga, tentatively opened the gate, then retrieved the fallen item.

Sir Gade rode toward a castle atop a zebra at a steady gallop, a long way from home. He arrived at the gate and the keeper knelt in shame. Thy steed must be tired. Sir Gade replied, I am on direct orders from the King. Let me through. A cougar, nettled by the noise, emerged from a shrub. You must save me! cried the gate man. Sir Gade, eyes filled with rancor, alighted and gazed toward the sky. An item fell from his cloak as drove his sword into the cougars spine. Let me pass! cried Sir Gade. The gate keeper, stunned from his saga, tentatively opened the gate, then retrieved the fallen item.

Hint:

1. topaz atop a zebra

2. opal gallop, a long

3. amethyst shame. Thy steed

4. diamond replied, I am on direct

5. garnet cougar, nettled

6. ruby shrub. You

7. coral rancor, alighted

8. kyanite sky. An item

9. spinel spine. Let

10. agate saga, tentatively

YES NO

2. opal gallop, a long

3. amethyst shame. Thy steed

4. diamond replied, I am on direct

5. garnet cougar, nettled

6. ruby shrub. You

7. coral rancor, alighted

8. kyanite sky. An item

9. spinel spine. Let

10. agate saga, tentatively

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## A Game Of Dodge Ball Riddle

You are playing a game of dodge ball with two other people, John and Tom. You're standing in a triangle and you all take turns throwing at one of the others of your choosing until there is only one person remaining. You have a 30 percent chance of hitting someone you aim at, John has a 50 percent chance, and Tom a 100 percent change (he never misses). If you hit somebody they are out and no longer get a turn.

If the order of throwing is you, John, then Tom; what should you do to have the best chance of winning?

If the order of throwing is you, John, then Tom; what should you do to have the best chance of winning?

Hint:

Miss the first time on purpose.

If you try to hit John and do. Then Tom goes next and he will hit you and you will lose for sure. If you aim at Tom and hit him then John will go for you. If you miss on your first turn John will go for Tom for sure because he is a stronger player. If he hits him then it's just you and John, but you are going first. If he misses him then Tom will hit John and it will be just you and Tom, but again in this case you are going first.

YES NO

If you try to hit John and do. Then Tom goes next and he will hit you and you will lose for sure. If you aim at Tom and hit him then John will go for you. If you miss on your first turn John will go for Tom for sure because he is a stronger player. If he hits him then it's just you and John, but you are going first. If he misses him then Tom will hit John and it will be just you and Tom, but again in this case you are going first.

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## The Pet Shop Parrot

A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot. How can this be?

Hint:

## A Boy At The Carnival

A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50."

The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less.

In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less.

In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

Hint:

The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper.

YES NO

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## The Big Metal Box Riddle

In a cave there is a treasure within a big metal box with a lock on it. There is also a monster in the cave that has two keys with him; one gold and the other silver. The monster will give you only one chance to open the lock using one of the keys. If the box doesnt open, the monster will kill you. Since the monster is a bit helpful it would give you a clue in finding out the correct key. Can you choose the correct key by deciphering the below clue?

A GKOY OEPD LYEO DCNO EAAR NNN

A GKOY OEPD LYEO DCNO EAAR NNN

Hint:

The gold key will open the lock.

The clue says A Golden Key Can Open Any Door. Decipher the message by taking the first letter of each word, then the second letter of each word, then the third letter and so on to construct the sentence.

YES NO

The clue says A Golden Key Can Open Any Door. Decipher the message by taking the first letter of each word, then the second letter of each word, then the third letter and so on to construct the sentence.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Four Days Of School Riddle

A student has missed an excessive number of days at school and thus the principal called him to his office and requested for an explanation.

The student said, There just isnt enough time for school. I need 8 hours of sleep a day, which adds up to about 122 days a year. Weekends off is 104 days a year. Summer vacation is about 60 days. If I spend about an hour on each meal, thats 3 hours a day or 45 days a year. I need at least 2 hours of exercise and relaxation time each day to stay physically and mentally fit, adding another 30 days.

Add all of that up and you get about 361 days. That only leaves 4 days for school.

The principal is confused, but cant figure out why. What is wrong with the students argument?

The student said, There just isnt enough time for school. I need 8 hours of sleep a day, which adds up to about 122 days a year. Weekends off is 104 days a year. Summer vacation is about 60 days. If I spend about an hour on each meal, thats 3 hours a day or 45 days a year. I need at least 2 hours of exercise and relaxation time each day to stay physically and mentally fit, adding another 30 days.

Add all of that up and you get about 361 days. That only leaves 4 days for school.

The principal is confused, but cant figure out why. What is wrong with the students argument?

Hint:

The student is double counting a lot of the days. A lot of the time spent sleeping, eating, and relaxing occurs during weekends and the summer. Weekends also occur during the summer, so all of these hours are getting counted several times.

And, school is not an all day affair. So the 4 days actually represents more days of school. If school is 6 hours per day, those four days represents 16 days of school.

YES NO

And, school is not an all day affair. So the 4 days actually represents more days of school. If school is 6 hours per day, those four days represents 16 days of school.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## King Octopus Riddle

King Octopus has servants with six, seven, or eight legs. The servants with seven legs always lie, but the servants with either six or eight legs always say the truth.

One day, 4 servants met:

The blue one says: Altogether we have 28 legs;

The green one says: Altogether we have 27 legs;

The yellow one says: Altogether we have 26 legs;

The red one says: Altogether we have 25 legs.

What is the color of the servant that is speaking the truth?

One day, 4 servants met:

The blue one says: Altogether we have 28 legs;

The green one says: Altogether we have 27 legs;

The yellow one says: Altogether we have 26 legs;

The red one says: Altogether we have 25 legs.

What is the color of the servant that is speaking the truth?

Hint:

The green one is telling the truth.

Lets assume that one of them is telling the truth and then try to prove that. Since all four servants are disagreeing then 3 of them must be lying.

The servant telling the truth will have either 6 or 8 legs. The other 3 servants will have 7 legs since they lie. So the total number of legs should be either 27 (6 + 7 + 7 + 7) legs or 29 (8 + 7 + 7 +7) legs. Only green servant could be telling the truth as it said 27 legs.

Alternatively, lets say blue is telling the truth: so the blue one has either 6 or 8 legs. And each of the other octopuses are lying hence have 7 legs each. So our total number of legs: 6 + 7 + 7 + 7 = 27 legs or 8 + 7 + 7 + 7 = 29 legs. But since blue said that altogether they have 28 legs, we know he is lying.

If you follow this same logic for all of them, you realize that only the green octopus can be telling the truth as the number of legs adds up.

YES NO

Lets assume that one of them is telling the truth and then try to prove that. Since all four servants are disagreeing then 3 of them must be lying.

The servant telling the truth will have either 6 or 8 legs. The other 3 servants will have 7 legs since they lie. So the total number of legs should be either 27 (6 + 7 + 7 + 7) legs or 29 (8 + 7 + 7 +7) legs. Only green servant could be telling the truth as it said 27 legs.

Alternatively, lets say blue is telling the truth: so the blue one has either 6 or 8 legs. And each of the other octopuses are lying hence have 7 legs each. So our total number of legs: 6 + 7 + 7 + 7 = 27 legs or 8 + 7 + 7 + 7 = 29 legs. But since blue said that altogether they have 28 legs, we know he is lying.

If you follow this same logic for all of them, you realize that only the green octopus can be telling the truth as the number of legs adds up.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

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